Brookes Diamond has managed the careers of Rita MacNeil, The Rankin Family, singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro, Aselin Debison, comedian Bette MacDonald, Ryan’s Fancy and children’s entertainers Sharon Lois and Bram.
With his wife and business partner Fiona, Brookes Diamond Productions has produced countless successful entertainment events including the G-7 Summit Ceilidh, the Tall Ships 2000 main stage shows, the Symphony Explosion with Symphony Nova Scotia, Remembering Stan Rogers, live shows, and television and radio specials.
Brookes and Fiona also founded the Halifax Comedy Festival.
They’ve produced shows all over the world including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Royal Albert Hall in London and the Palace Theater in Times Square New York.
Brookes Diamond Production also created Drum! a show synthesizing the musical culture of Atlantic Canada’s indigenous and European cultures, your hearing music from this production now.
More recently Brookes collaborated with filmmaker Saltwind Productions to create a film honouring Nova Scotia’s sailing Ambassador. Bluenose, the Legend Lives is screening in a seasonal production SeaDome on the Halifax waterfront using cutting-edge VR technology in a 360-degree projection dome.
Today in part 2 of this 2 part series, I talk to Brookes about his experience managing one of Canada’s most well-known artists and Nova Scotia icon, Rita McNeil and the ground-breaking production Drum! I sat down to talk with Brookes about some of these experiences in his home in west end Halifax…